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facing even darker demons japan already has one of the highest suicide rates in the world and following the disaster in march the government has issued a warning about a possible nationwide epidemic of depression here some organic farmer us committed suicide because you know for nick. is everything very good soil for after many hours of hard work and it's just contaminated one night into so some. farmers committed suicide i'm very sad to hear the news and many other farmers are also very much depressed a recent national survey in japan performed by dr roshini and his team shows that suicide rates in japan have in fact increased in the months since the disaster compared to the same timeframe in the previous two years but the demographics are not what you might expect. a rate increase.
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in the. center. back. because some struggling to. they have not had to make suicide this disaster has certainly taken its toll on japan's economy and such constant reminders of an intense topic can harm the collective psyche of the people who live here as well because of the. tsunami disaster last nuclear disaster many people actually lost their jobs or their working on the show has crushed. so. yeah they have a so many good reasons to commit suicide because in japan's death toll to keep rising even though the initial disaster has subsided months before in japan sean thomas or t.v. . the cleanup at the stricken fukushima nuclear plant has been praised by the u.n.
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nuclear watchdog which said the radiation could be contained by the end of the year yukiya amano is a visiting the facility to assess the progress and preventing the nuclear crisis from getting any worse. reactors were heavily damaged by the earthquake and tsunami that caused the cole was to melt dangerous amounts of radiation into the environment workers have since been trying to restore the cooling system and stop contaminated water from the reactors from leaking into the sea but hiroshima based a nuclear energy expert wrote a check of this believes the visit is a false and the japanese government still isn't doing enough to protect the people . in essence what this is is just just trying to give a nice shine to a terrible terrible situation and policy and not really in any way dealing with the actual problems that are facing us here and you and least plants are still leaching radioactivity into the environment every day into the sea and through the steam of
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the combing into the air and what's what's now preoccupying many people in japan is that even for those of us that live far enough away that we thought we were not in any way threatened by the radiation from the plants we're now finding that because of insufficient oversight to the food supply and public health questions that radiation is turning up in all kinds of food products so you're finding now people in far away from fukushima areas are now beginning to realize that they're not going to be escaping the radiation because of that distance and additionally besides that there's still a rather chaotic policy about what will be happening in the areas that were contaminated near those plants but outside of the evacuation zone for example fukushima city and in terms of the current situation there is a great deal of anger especially among parents in fukushima prefecture and nearby that there is not a comprehensive system to try to protect the health of the people in those. areas so you're seeing meetings every couple of days in which government officials are
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being yelled out by local residents who are complaining that they're not being given enough information about the health threats to their children and their families and this intuition is in many ways here in japan compounding the nuclear energy expert robert reich was in hiroshima explaining the current situation in japan. but rock obama is calling on the american people to step up to the plate to pressure the politicians in dealing with the debt standoff congress has a week left to raise the country's multi-trillion dollar debt ceiling if it wants to avoid a potentially devastating default in a nationwide address obama warned that an american default would impact around the world he blamed republicans for stalling talks and refusing to accept a balanced approach republican speaker john boehner hit back if using obama of spending beyond the country's means and expecting a blank check republicans and democrats have been locked in a dispute over whether spending cuts all times hikes is the answer to the debt
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crisis washington what mathew bottom says the government needs to act fast to avoid an investor exodus. obama and the democrats in congress just want to keep on spending. and so they would like to see the debt ceiling raised so that they can continue to give rewards to their supporters among the labor unions and the various political organizations that are sympathetic to the democratic party's cause the u.s. is able to keep raising its debt ceiling because people investors around the world have confidence in the united states they believe that the u.s. government will honor its outstanding obligations and so as long as people have faith in the investors have faith in the u.s. government in its credit worthiness then the u.s. could keep raising its debt ceiling the problem right now is that the debt is so
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high that that in itself is starting to become a negative factor that could lead to a credit rating downgrade of the united states government if china loses confidence in. america the american government's ability to pay its debts then the u.s. will have nowhere to run to the u.s. would. the only the only choice it would have would be to keep printing money to inflate the currency run the printing presses and risk devastating hyperinflation or the u.s. government would have to drastically cut spending and implement pretty severe austerity measures. you with r t it's good to have your company today and still ahead for you this hour changing the charge for arguably norway's worst peacetime atrocity please consider whether the man who admits slaughtering at seventy six people should now be charged with crimes against humanity.
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investigators concluded that pilot error was to blame for last year's a small plane tragedy in this according to media reports the crash in russia claimed the lives of president lech kaczynski and much of the country's political elite also a previously challenge to the intergovernmental panel finding which blamed at the flight crew the committee found pilots ignored a warning from russian air traffic controllers to abandon the landing but poland decided to carry out its own investigation the plane crashed during its descent into a russian airfield in poor weather conditions and all ninety six people on board were killed the polish investigation is expected to be published before the weekend . a senior north korean diplomat has been invited to new york for talks on how to revive a stalled negotiations on its controversial nuclear program some media suggest he's already on his way to the u.s. the move comes just days after a top nuclear envoys from north and south korea got together for the first time in over two years during a security summit in indonesia where they agreed to return to six party talks as
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soon as possible because asians are broke down after north korea's deadly shelling of the. island in which a claim was in response to provoke a military drills the u.s. says north korea must dismantle its nuclear facilities before any deal can be reached asia expert says that will be tough as the north has always seen the u.s. as being hostile. it's smacks a little bit of desperation specially because when you look at the inbuilt cause which is you will dismantle it you'll nuclear program first and then we decide to talk to you that's an absolute no no i was in our studio last year and i confirmed from north korean officials directly debt the state awfully is the same state of play as it was shifty eight years ago to more tomorrows the fifty eight and inverse rate of the armistice that did not end the north korean war for that matter north
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korea south korea are still at war with each other doesn't armistice and in north koreans are saying we have to sit down the same table with the americans and then we going to formally and the war and then we're going to discuss everything including the nuclear program so this state department now is trying to jump the gun to said oh first you get rid of their nuclear weapons you know that the missiles and then with all so obviously the narco he has are going to washington to special envoy is going to watch is going to say look our position has been missing for the best fifty eight years stake it or leave it first you have to end the war it's true and the war from the north korean point of view is a war against america is not south korea they view it as a bloc that the government of the americas and they view that south korea in the minds of young of course it's still all killed by by american troops there are thirty six to thirty eight thousand u.s. troops but the north korea says it has
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a western occupation of south korea so no less you start to i really doubt this and basic difference is important it's absolutely impossible to even start talking. with the light from moscow now the man who's confessed to killing seventy six people in a rampage in norway may be charged with crimes against humanity thirty two year old and as a put i think has already been charged in court with terrorism which he denies the bombing of government buildings in central oslo and massacre at an island a youth camp last friday it devastated the nation eight hundred thousand people gathered in the capital meantime in tribute to the victims but it says he talked to talking to no ways leading party for failing on immigration but crisis analysts say multiculturalism is a reality we all have to accept even though more pain will come. i think europe and the world at large to to its credit has gone from any assimilationist mindset
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to a multiculturalist mindset and i think now we have to go to what i would call a medical trawl mindset we all need to embrace the idea that there is no there should no longer be separate cultures we are merging into a global culture which is going to choir change from both immigrants and native born people living in their own countries we this miss synthesis of cultures is going to be a net positive for all of us but unfortunately though the friction early on are going to be difficult as we're seeing with the brevik tragedy. we've more reaction and analysis on the tragedy in norway it auntie dot com including police in the country faced criticism for what's being seen as a slow and ill prepared response to the devastating attack and in other stores now at r.t. dot com how a heroes of the world unite we report from a comic con in san diego and the biggest expo of fiction's finest fantasies you can
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all right now a quarter past the hour here in the russian capital let's check out some of the world's other main news now here on r.t. the u.n. security council is holding an open debate on the middle east including palestinian plans to declare state of the united nations later this year. lower court if the plan went ahead the nine hundred ninety three agreement is the main road map resolving the conflict over a hundred countries are promising support for the palestinians. police to its northern border to enforce an import imposed last week the move to a rise in ethnic tension as local service resisted the police presence the authorities say they control one of the border crossings but another is being blocked by locals. independence in two thousand and eight. afghanistan's helmand province
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killed thirty five people most of which were in so. that's where the fighting broke out between taliban nato and local forces as militants try to regain territory lost to the u.s. led coalition's parts of helmand have seen a rise in violence security control since the security control rather was handed over to local forces earlier this month. a moroccan a military aircraft carrying seventy people has crashed in the south of the country twenty six people have reportedly been killed four injured when the transporter went down in a mountainous region just north of the border with western sahara bad weather and low visibility are thought to have caused the crash. well it's true that not every girl is lucky enough to find her prince but it's even harder for russian women with census figures showing they outnumber men in vast numbers maria phenomena now reports on the demographic dilemma that's leading to an unusual method of making
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sure many get their man. needs andree and father of three and has been to three and never use again andrei got married two years own he proposed again and then again. why should i refuse any of them if i love them all really why the country's demographic reality is andries site including to the latest census there are ten million more we win in russia than the run mean the shortage of supply leads to the need for sherry a concept that injuries wise see they've made peace with worth i thought he was kidding but then realised that he wasn't i never expected something like this happening to me but we've all got used to it you know if you love you understand we never fight for andree never quarrel there is no any kind of competition either. andrey considers himself and howden to christian yet to his wife who brought up muslims the distribution of duties and conjugal delights within the household also
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lies in the islamic traditions truth of what i make the move fairly equal if one wants me to buy her something i will but i'll buy something of the same price for the other two as well i've built in three houses and bought three apartments that's fair isn't it. as extraordinary as it seems andres example is not that train of russian many man are in relationships with several women at a time of course may choose to keep their extramarital affair as secret. this may look strange i agree which we consider it better to be a second or third wife rather than think you are the only one and be bitterly mistaken this cassidy of man is also be down to their propensity to gauge in was described as unhealthy behavior alcoholism and reckless driving is cheap in a way i think countries who let me tell you my story twenty eight years old reasonably smart fairly pretty and very compassionate yet i'm still single and my
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odds of trying to nor to get since leave my average year according to recent poll here in russia forever single man over thirty there are dozens of single women still on the lookout for their prince we the woman is search for true love becoming statistically challenging no wonder always a wondering a brood and then from russia with love is to go in strong. regional tea moscow. now maria i'm sorry but i'm just not interested. right now are you with us here live from moscow twenty years ago one of the world's legendary rock bands all but ground to a halt the death of queen's flamboyant front runner freddie mercury was undoubtedly a pivotal moment but a taurus and songwriter brian may tells r.t. later that the show did go on and freddie's influence has never faded. it's like a family member you lose them but you don't quite know because you take them with me. and we were so long to get. you get that close with you
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somebody particularly in a creative environment i don't think famous anything to do or even success but in the creative environment you learn to to know what somebody else might be thinking you might not always be right but you have a feeling so i still feel that roger does as well and particularly it applies more if we are working as queen and we think what would freddie say and you are probably would say this. you know he's. part of the creative process because he's part of what we are because we really chiseled this thing out all together me and john and freddie and roger so i mean for a while i didn't one you know i was very. it was a point you know the grieving process where i just didn't want to talk about queen didn't want to feel that it was there even except it's history but i sort of got through that and now i regard it as part of my life which will never go away and it shouldn't go away because it's
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a big part of what i worked to create to fashion. queens brown right talks to us in our less than ten minutes time but first our business are packed with. how i welcome to our business report here ninety thanks for joining me russia is looking forward to expand its privatization program to spur economic growth deputy prime minister issue of all of laid out the new plan in an article in the bed a missing news paper he suggests to fully privatized fourteen state companies by two thousand and seventeen however according to the plan the government will keep controlling stakes in infrastructure companies like russian railways and transnet now to discuss the issue i'm joined by ben iris editor in chief at business new europe magazine thank you for coming to the program ben now oh why are we seeing
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more companies on this property they should list all of the sudden you know i mean i think this is the list for the third time they've expanded the list in as many months and they're coming up with more and more the idea of the privatization was floated last year with initially ten companies but now i think we were up over twenty companies i mean the number the amount of money they're going to raise is going from something like thirty billion to one hundred twenty billion that's ten percent of g.d.p. but this isn't about the money necessarily i'm because russia has a budget deficit needs the money it's more of a modernization of taking companies inefficient companies away from state managers and putting them into the privatization sector and i believe very much this is where russia or is it in the early stages of privatization transition the state of a is a crucial role for pushing the economy forward is there any able economic agent but now russia's reached the point where more state involvement is going to be detrimental and it doesn't mean that it doesn't need now it's about efficiency it's
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about productivity gains and they've gone as far as they can with the big story and state led to economic initiatives and now we reach the point where they need to withdraw from the economy the state needs to get out of hand over to private managers and it's very encouraging that not only the criminal seems to realize that but they seem to be pushing harder and harder with this privatization process i'm sure. it's just the latest in a string of very senior government officials who've come out to push this program and emphasize it's going to go ahead and moreover not just so bits of the company but so completely out of some of the biggest and most attractive companies in the country well the government is obviously interested in that what about the companies themselves are they interested in this privatization scheme at all and the companies must be very happy now indeed i mean i think you can divide the companies into two very distinct groups i mean there are those that are run by professionals who are interested in creating you know what are going to be world class multinational companies. i think bt be and probably examples of those and
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then there are other companies where you've got you know state. apparatchiks sitting in very comfortable jobs not facing any kind of competition and they're quite happy with the status quo and they're doing very nicely and so will their friends thank you very much and they don't want to be privatized and they will resist how do you how it was as well there's also people in the government i mean you know you can have this debate and you haven't any government between you know what's the appropriate level of state ownership in the economy and of course in russia you know you have the so-called civically the fraction who are quite keen to see the state level khana me you know this is a legacy of the old communist mentality if you like. and so there will be allies in the states and that will bog down the process and you know it's possible to slow it down so i think another aspect of seeing with these lists is the liberal fraction in the kremlin are trying to make it clear you know the fight is on and they're going to push really hard to see this through and we're seeing again on the company
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side some of them are sending letters to the prime minister saying but we're a special case you know we should go slowly we don't do that yeah it's harmful for the economy. and you know let's take our time and not through too quickly but then where is that dividing line from what we're saying that some companies will be privatized some not what can be sold or which companies can be sold and which cannot when dividing it's difficult to praise a classic the. i mean i should say. unusual in russia to be having such a debate is this in the old days it was just you know trying to get control of the companies and stop them being groped by their owners. but it's about what is a natural monopoly you know work should be controlled by the state i think i mean in britain we privatized the national railway. which hasn't worked very well and is a sort of a set against the railway he will not be politicized and that's probably a good idea and roadways are natural monopolies the same goes for trans snuffs which is the pipeline network it doesn't make sense to have two companies in
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competition but with other companies like the banks it's a lot more difficult you know i think the second biggest bank will be fully privatized but sparing a bank will probably not be because it plays this crucial social role when everybody relies on the pension system everybody relies on it so that when they're going to be a lot more careful with it it's a difficult debates but you know as i say it's an entirely rational reasonable debate having forwards ok ben arest editor in chief of business new york magazine thanks very much for sharing these thoughts with us thank you. and a quick check on the markets was trading marginally up that despite a warning from u.s. president that the country's debt deadlock threatens to damage the u.s. economy the world's largest crude humor now let's look at europe where stock markets are trading flat on tuesday with swiss bank u.b.s. a.g.m. chip may make a s. t. microelectronics all dropping after disappointing results well john b.p. dropped to
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a half percent in london for its turnings missed market expectations on lower production volumes and here in russia markets are trading makes two c.r.t.'s pointing upwards and my six point two percent down. there with energy shares moving slowly high up points gold is up one point two percent after because of gold purchases eighty nine percent of the company for i would first take. that's all the business update for now but i read most always on our website r.t. dot com slash business thanks so much.
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agreed. about life with the. mercury but also his other life experienced. it's great to have you with us today sir thank you for being so recently i was
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going through the glass bead game and about music and what he says about music is that except it's art it's also true power over nations and human souls and then many people say that exactly why music is compared to exact sciences like math. so i never really got that because i finished tori and i always failed my math class now you as a man of music and science can you tell me how music is related with science or exact science like math for example it's a hard question. there are all mathematical things in music but ironically i think the most important things in use are probably instinctive things so i don't appoint how that works out except maybe gives you a balance but yes i love pure science and i love music and they're not the same sure but. certainly throughout history there has to have been connections and people who were immersed in both of them.